People all over the world know about Netflix that no objectionable content of any kind is ever created on it, but now the news that has come out is really shocking. A top-class chess player has also filed a defamation case of 5 million on Netflix. A Georgian former chess world champion has advanced a $5 million lawsuit against Netflix after he claimed he was also being defamed in an episode of "The Queen's Gambit," a Los Angeles judge said. He has also given his decision on this.
Netflix sued 5 million: According to media reports, 80-year-old chess grandmaster Nona Gaprindashvili filed a lawsuit in September claiming that a line of the series in which a character has also been claimed. She was "extremely sexist and vulnerable" in her career "never faced men." Nona has faced dozens of male contestants in a row until 1968, the year in which the wildly popular limited series 'The Queen's Gambit' is prominently set.
Lawyers for Netflix have also attempted to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that the series is a work of fiction and therefore has been covered through the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which protects free speech. But Federal Judge Virginia Phillips rejected his motion on Thursday, noting that "the fact that the series was a fictional work would not dissuade Netflix from liability for defamation if all of the defamation elements were otherwise present."
The Queen's Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, is based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis and tells about a young orphan who has become the world's greatest chess player. While the central character Beth Harmon is fictional, the series features several real-life chess players, including Nona Gaprindashvili.